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IIT JAM Syllabus 2022 will be released soon on the Offical website. As per previous year syllabus IIT JAM Syllabus involves 7 subjects in total, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Mathematical Statistics and Economics. The paper pattern is expected to be unchanged, Candidates can start preparing by considering previous year Paper Pattern. Check IIT JAM Preparation Tips

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A new subject i.e. Economics (EN) was added to IIT JAM last year. The syllabus is different for all the seven papers and will be updated in the official brochure. As per the previous year exam pattern, the paper will be divided into three sections i.e. A, B, and C. Candidates have to attempt 60 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. The number of questions in each section will also be different. Check IIT JAM Paper Pattern  

IIT JAM 2022 will be conducted by IIT Roorkee in February, Official notification for entrance exam is expected by July. IIT JAM 2020 Application is expected to be available from the 2nd week of September 2021. Read the article to know more about the detailed syllabus of each subject. 

Biotechnology Syllabus

IIT JAM Syllabus for Biotechnology BT

IIT JAM Biotechnology Syllabus (BT) comprises of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.​

IIT JAM BT Biology Syllabus

Biology will have questions prepared from 10+2+3 level. Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution. Tabulated below are important topics for the same:

Names of Chapters
General Biology Biochemistry and Physiology
Basic Biotechnology Molecular Biology
Cell Biology Microbiology

Recommended Books

IIT JAM Biology Books, IIT JAM Recommended Books
Book Name Author/ Publisher
Essentials: Biology Standard Randy Mcgonegal & Alan Damon
Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine John James Rickard MacLeod
Molecular Biology of the Gene James D.Watson

IIT JAM BT Chemistry Syllabus

Chemistry will have questions prepared from 10+2+3 level

Names of Chapters
Atomic Structure Synthetic polymers
Chemistry of Functional Groups --

IIT JAM BT Mathematics Syllabus

Mathematics will have questions prepared from 10+2 level

Sets, Relations and Functions Mathematical Induction Logarithms
Complex numbers Linear and Quadratic equations Sequences and Series
Trigonometry Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates Straight lines and Family
Circles Conic Sections Permutations and Combinations
Binomial Theorem Exponential and Logarithmic Series Mathematical Logic
Statistics Three Dimensional Geometry Vectors
Matrices and Determinants Boolean Algebra Probability
Functions limits and Continuity Differentiation
Application of Derivatives Definite and Indefinite Integrals Differential Equations

IIT JAM BT Physics Syllabus

Physics will have questions prepared from 10+2 level. As per the definition, Physics is the natural science that studies matter and its motion and behavior through space and time and that studies the related entities of energy and force. The important topics are as follows:

Physical World and Measurement Elementary Statics and Dynamics Kinematics
Laws of Motion Work Energy and Power
Electrostatics Current electricity Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current Electromagnetic waves Optics
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations Atomic Nucleus Solids and Semiconductor Devices
Principles of Communication Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Gravitation
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Heat and Thermodynamics Oscillations, Waves

Chemistry Syllabus

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IIT JAM Syllabus for Chemistry CY

IIT JAM Chemistry Syllabus includes topics like what matter is composed of, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances. For this session, the important topics for the chemistry paper are as follows:

Physical Chemistry Syllabus

Names of Chapters
Basic Mathematical Concepts Spectroscopy
Atomic and Molecular Structure Adsorption
Theory of Gases Chemical Kinetics
Solid-state Electrochemistry
Chemical Thermodynamics Chemical and Phase Equilibria

Organic Chemistry Syllabus

Names of Chapters
Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry
Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications Natural Products Chemistry
Qualitative Organic Analysis --

Inorganic Chemistry Syllabus

Names of Chapters
Periodic Table Analytical Chemistry
Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Main Group Elements (s and p blocks) Bioinorganic Chemistry
Transition Metals (d block) Coordination complexes

IIT JAM Recommended Books

IIT JAM Recommended Books
Book Name Author/ Publisher
Chemistry Higher Level Catrin Brown and Mike Ford
Inorganic Chemistry R.L. Dutta and GS De.
Organic Chemistry Jonathan Clyden and Nick Greeves

Geology Syllabus

IIT JAM Syllabus for Geology GG

IIT JAM Geology Syllabus can be read below:

Names of Chapters
The Planet Earth Applied Geology
Geomorphology Economic Geology
Structural Geology Characteristic
Stereographic Petrology
Paleontology Transmitted
Stratigraphy Mineralogy

Recommended Books

IIT JAM Recommended Books, IIT JAM Geology Books
Book Name Author/ Publisher
IIT JAM: MSc Geology Previous Years Paper Ajhar Hussain
GATE Geology & Geophysics Amaresh Singh & Jitendra Mishra
An Introduction to Geology VS Joji

Mathematics Syllabus

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IIT JAM Syllabus for Mathematics MA

IIT JAM Mathematics Syllabus includes topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. Listed below are important topics:

Names of Chapters
Sequences and Series of Real Numbers Real Analysis
Series of real numbers, absolute convergence, tests of convergence for series of positive terms Rank and inverse of a matrix
Functions of Two or Three Real Variables Linear Algebra
Integral Calculus Group Theory
Double and triple integrals Vector Calculus
Differential Equations --

Mathematics Statistics Syllabus

IIT JAM Syllabus for Mathematical Statistics MS

IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics is divided into 2 parts i.e. Mathematics and statistics. 

Syllabus for Mathematics

Names of Chapters
Sequences and Series Matrices
Differential Calculus Double and triple integrals
Integral Calculus --

Syllabus for Statistics

Names of Chapters
Probability Testing of Hypotheses
Random Variables Estimation
Standard Distributions Limit Theorems
Joint Distributions Sampling distributions

Recommended Books

IIT JAM Math Books, IIT JAM Recommended Books
Book Name Author/ Publisher
Solutions To IIT JAM For Mathematical Statistics (Paperback, Mohd. Arshad, Amit kumar Miishra) Mohd. Arshad, Amit kumar Miishra
Mathematical Statistics For Iit Jam Complete Study Matrial With Topic Wise Advance Analysis + Model Solved Papers (SPIRAL, SOURAV SIR'S CLASSES)  SOURAV SIR'S CLASSES
Study Material for IIT JAM Mathematics Sourav Sir’s Classes

Physics Syllabus

IIT JAM Syllabus for Physics PH

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus can be read below:

Names of Chapters
Mathematical Methods Simple Oscillators
Mechanics and General Properties of Matter Modern Physics
Electricity and Magnetism Thermodynamics

Recommended Books

IIT JAM Physics Books, IIT JAM Recommended Books
Book Name Author/ Publisher
IIT JAM Physics Solved Papers & Practice Set Atique Hasan
IIT JAM Theory & Practice Book Sushil K Tomar
IIT JAM Theory & Practice A Comprehensive Book Sushil K Tomar

Economics Syllabus

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IIT JAM Syllabus for Economics (EN)

IIT JAM Economics Syllabus is also divided into the various sections. Also, the paper or discipline has been added to IIT JAM from this year. Candidates can check the syllabus below:

Microeconomics Syllabus

Names of Chapters
Consumer theory Public goods and market failure
Production, costs with perfectly competitive markets Game theory
General equilibrium and welfare Market structure

Macroeconomics Syllabus

Names of Chapters
National Income Accounting Growth Models
Behavioral and Technological Functions  Inflation and Unemployment
Business Cycles and Economic Models Business Cycles and Economic Models (Open Economy)

Statistics for Economics Syllabus

Probability theory, Sample spaces and events, Axioms of probability and their properties, conditional probability and Bayes’ rule, independent events
Random variables and probability distributions, probability distributions, expected values and functions of random variables, properties of commonly used discrete and continuous distributions
Random sampling, Density and distribution functions for jointly distributed random variables, computing expected values of jointly distributed random variables, covariance and correlation coefficients
Point and interval estimation, estimation of population parameters using methods of moments and maximum likelihood procedures, properties of estimators, confidence intervals
Hypothesis testing, distributions of test statistics, testing hypotheses related to population parame- 32 ters, Type I and Type II errors, the power of a test, tests for comparing parameters from two samples

Indian Economy Syllabus

Names of Chapters
Indian economy before 1950 India’s labour market
Planning and Indian development Poverty
Indian economy after 1991 Inequalities in social development
Banking, finance and macroeconomic policies --

Mathematics for Economics Syllabus

Names of Chapters Topics
Preliminaries and Functions of one real variable

Integration, differential equations, and difference equations

Single-variable optimization Linear programming
Linear algebra Multivariate optimization
Functions of several real variables --

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IIT JAM 2022 Syllabus FAQs

Ques: I am planning to appear for IIT JAM 2022. Are there any changes in the syllabus of Mathematical Statistics MS?

Ans: No changes are expected in the syllabus for now, in case of any changes, it will be updated on the Official site. Candidates can go through the syllabus of their subjects provided in the article above. You can also check IIT JAM 2022 official brochure which is expected in 2nd week of September for latest updates. 

Ques: What is the syllabus of the newly added subject in IIT JAM i.e. of Economics EN?

Ans: The syllabus of Economics is divided into various subjection. The major sections of the syllabus are:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics for Economics
  • Indian Economy
  • Mathematics for Economics

Ques: From where can I access the detailed syllabus fo IIT JAM 2022 for all seven subjects?

Ans: You can visit the official website and click on the official brochure. From that brochure, you can check and download the detailed syllabus for all the subjects of IIT JAM. 

Ques: Is there any sectional weightage of the various sections in the syllabus of the respective subjects?

Ans: No. There is no sectional weightage provided by the authority regarding the same. Candidates are advised to go through the whole syllabus carefully and prepare well for the exam. No need to refer to the topics other than those mentioned in the official syllabus. 

Ques: Is the syllabus of IIT JAM based on graduation level?

Ans: Yes. The syllabus of IIT JAM based on the syllabus of graduation level. Some of the topics are also based on class 12th level. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


if i want to study msc chemistry,is i want write exams on others subjects ,i mean about the subjects of physics, biotechnology,mathematics etc,.,?....
Hi Sathyapriya, you will have to appear in that section only to which you have applied. Other subjects may also be asked but their weightage would be negligible.
how to apply

Hi Anand, the application process for IIT JAM includes registration process, uploading of scanned documents, submission of qualification, communication, exam details and submission of application fee. You may check the Application Process for the exam in detail from here.

what are the recommended books to study for IIT-JAM mathematical statistics paper.

Hi Saratchandra, following are some of the books recommended for IIT-JAM Mathematical Statistics:

  1. Fundamentals of Mathematical statistics: S.C. Gupta & V.K. Kapoor
  2. An introduction to probability and statistics: V.K. Rohatgi
  3. Introduction to Mathematical statistics: Hogg & Craig
  4. Introduction to the theory of statistics: Mod & Graybill
Does IIT jam conduct MSc in computer science...? What is code for computer science???
Hi Neha, Please check the official website for getting the relevant information.

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